Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/27/14
Arizona Diamondbacks (44-59) at Philadelphia Phillies (45-58)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 1:35 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
Vidal Nuno (L) (2-6) (4.682) vs. Fausto Carmona (R) (4-8) (4.327)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -119 / Arizona Diamondbacks +109 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-AZ, CSN-PHI
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies play a rubber game on Sunday.
The Diamondbacks are 5-3 since the All Star break and 14 games below a .500 record. The issue for the D-backs has not changed whatsoever, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. Overall, the Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.29, which is 26th in all of baseball. Offensively, Aaron Hill has a 10-game hitting streak and Martin Prado has a five-game hitting streak. Vidal Nuno takes the hill, and he’s 2-6 with a 5.13 ERA and has 74 strikeouts in 94.2 innings. This is Nuno’s first career game against the Phillies.
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The Phillies are 3-6 since the All Star break and have dropped 14 games below a .500 record. The Phillies pitching staff has been horrible, allowing four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. Overall, the Phillies have an ERA of 3.97, which is 22nd best in the majors. Offensively, Marlon Byrd has an eight-game hitting streak and Ryan Howard has six hits in his last three games. Starting is Roberto Hernandez, who is 4-8 with a 4.25 ERA and has 71 strikeouts in 106 innings. Hernandez is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA in two career starts against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter and 3-7 in their last 10 games as a road underdog. The Phillies are 0-5 in Hernandezs last 5 home starts and 1-4 in Hernandezs last 5 starts overall.
We're really picking between nonsense in this match. I suggest staying away from this game, but if you must, go with the home team just because.